Item MS-2-343, SF Box 39, Folder 1 - Elijah Hyatt Shurman's scrapbook of newspaper cuttings from "The Truth Seeker" and Halifax newspapers

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Elijah Hyatt Shurman's scrapbook of newspaper cuttings from "The Truth Seeker" and Halifax newspapers

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MS-2-343, SF Box 39, Folder 1

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  • 1885 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records (1 folder)

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Elijah Hyatt Schurman was born in 1838 in Freetown, Prince Edward Island, the son of John Cale Schurman and Ann Maria Schurman. He married Elizabeth Jane Herrett in 1862 in Rodney, Nova Scotia, with whom he had eight children. In 1876 he married Eunice Reid in Oxford, Nova Scotia, with whom he had four children. Shurman was employed for some years at the Oxford Woolen Mills. He died of pneumonia in 1930 in Oxford.

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Scrapbook was donated in 1977 by Shurman's grandson, R. Shurman of Montreal.

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Scrapbook contains excerpts from The Truth Seeker, a New York-based free-thinking journal, as well as cuttings from Halifax newspapers.

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  • English

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There are no access restrictions on these materials. All materials are open for research.

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Materials do not circulate and must be used in the Archives and Special Collections Reading Room. Materials may be under copyright. Contact departmental staff for guidance on reproduction.

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Preferred citation: [Identification of item], MS-2-343, Box [box number], Folder [folder number], Dalhousie University Archives, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

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